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AMIA’s goal is to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for health informatics research, practice and education through AMIA member expertise.  The primary pathway through which AMIA achieves this goal is by engaging Federal Agencies and Congress on public calls for input, such as Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) or Request for Information (RFIs).  Below, AMIA responses are arranged by Federal Agency and Congressional Committee.

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Letter to Senator Leahy Re: S. 1693, the "Wired for Health Care Quality Act."

May 19, 2008

Dear Senator Leahy:

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) support your most recent privacy amendment draft for S. 1693, the "Wired for Health Care Quality Act." Your amendment proposes constructive mechanisms that enable the forward movement of health information technology legislation by […]

Value of Personal Health Records - a joint statement with AHIMA

January 1, 2008

AMIA and AHIMA advocate empowering individuals to manage their healthcare through the use of a personal health record (PHR). The PHR is a tool for collecting, tracking and sharing important, up-to-date information about an individual’s health or the health of someone in their care. Using a PHR will help people […]

AMIA/AHIMA Joint Position Statement on Health Information Confidentiality

January 1, 2008

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) have a long history of working to protect the confidentiality of individuals’ health information and to promote fair information practices. Public confidence that privacy will be protected and that identifiable information will be used only for […]